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Sonneiko

Akbar Butaev Natus Vincere  Dota 2

Birthdate:  May 16, 1997     19 Years Old

April 20, 2017    Sonneiko News

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In a release on their website, Na'Vi announced that Sonneiko would be rejoining the roster in place of rmN.

Sonneiko previously played for Na'Vi, from April of 2015 until November of 2016. During his time with the team, Na'Vi didn't manage to accomplish much other than a win at Starladder iLeague Season 2, where they defeated Team Secret in the finals. While not a part of Na'Vi for these past few months, Sonneiko played with Vega Squadron, but that team failed to qualify for the Kiev Major and was disbanded.

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April 20, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

In a release on their website, Na'Vi announced that Sonneiko would be rejoining the roster in place of rmN.

Sonneiko previously played for Na'Vi, from April of 2015 until November of 2016. During his time with the team, Na'Vi didn't manage to accomplish much other than a win at Starladder iLeague Season 2, where they defeated Team Secret in the finals. While not a part of Na'Vi for these past few months, Sonneiko played with Vega Squadron, but that team failed to qualify for the Kiev Major and was disbanded.

November 18, 2016

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Daniel Rosen of theScore esports reported Friday that SoNNeikO will be joining Vega Squadron.

SoNNeikO recently played for Na'Vi, but their results over the past few months were extremely disappointing. After placing 13th-16th at The International 6 but not making any roster changes, Na'Vi failed to qualify for the Boston Major and disbanded shortly after. His new team, Vega Squadron, also failed to qualify for Boston, and SoNNeikO was added to replace fng. Vega's fifth member has yet to be announced.

November 9, 2016

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Following Na'Vi's failure to qualify for the Boston Major, the organization announced that SoNNeikO will be leaving the team. This news comes from a post on Na'Vi's website.

Na'Vi announced a big roster change, removing SoNNeikO, ArtStyle, and Ditya Ra from the roster. We can assume that this news was sparked by their 2-7 record at the Boston Major qualifiers, where they ultimately failed to qualify. No comments were made about his future.

August 9, 2016

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Sonneiko's International 6 run ends in a disappointing 13th-16th finish. He finished the game with a 5/5/5 KDA.

Sonneiko played Oracle in Na'Vi's potential last match at The International 6. Sonneiko played a decent game, doing a lot of damage and healing in the early game. Although he got off his spells, Sonneiko wasn't able to do much after the lane phase. Liquid's lead was too large for any of his healing to make a difference, even False Promise wasn't enough.

August 4, 2016

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SoNNeiko earned a 6/5/33 KDA during Na'Vi's victory over LGD.

SonNeiko would take Bounty Hunter into Game 1, one of his most renowned heroes. That renown would prove to be well earned, as he found both an early kill and a courier snipe in the first five minutes - though LGD found more. His Track kills would be the deciding factor for the game, as a five-minute period found five track kills for Ditya Ra, who earned so much gold from it that he ended up nearly carrying the game by himself from there. By the time LGD were able to neutralize him in teamfights, it was only after Na'Vi killed all of LGD's base. Ditya and GeneRaL would end up just rushing the throne and taking the game themselves, despite LGD's stronger teamfight. The next game would be much more passive for him, as opposed to the roaming Bounty Hunter from Game 1 he'd instead opt to play Oracle and just babysit his teammates directly. LGD reacted to that by picking two extremely hard scaling cores, and without the roam presence to keep them down they scaled hard into the late game despite Na'Vi's enormous early game lead, thanks to an early barracks kill on LGD's mid lane. LGD would strike back, though ,and Na'Vi would only manage to find victory at the end of a 60-minute marathon of a game, where Sonneiko's defensive ability combined with Ditya Ra's ludicrous damage to take the game, earning Na'Vi a much needed 2-0.

August 4, 2016

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Sonneiko didn't play his usual game as Natus Vincere split the series 1-1 with Escape Gaming in Day 1 of Group Stages of The International 6. Sonneiko finished with a 3/11/22 KDA and destroyed a tower in the series.

After a very forgettable Game 1 in which Sonneiko died a game-high 11 times without finding a single kill, he was able to bounce back in impressive fashion. Completely forgetting the collapse in Game 1, Sonneiko played Oracle to a spotless 3/0/8 KDA in a very Na'Vi-style victory. The rebound was nice, but dropping a game like that is costly in TI6.

July 26, 2016

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SoNNeiko finished Na'Vi's demolition of Fnatic in the loser's finals of the StarLadder StarSeries with a 12/8/47 KDA.

After nearly the entire event had passed with it flying under the radar, SoNNeikO finally brought out the Bounty Hunter against Fnatic in Na'Vi's final series of the event. To say that it was effective would be an understatement, as Fnatic was completely bowled over by Na'Vi in two extremely short games, largely thanks to the overwhelming gank pressure that SoNNeikO exerted. While he did start off Game 1 by getting mobbed and slaughtered at the very beginning of the game, he went on to get so many kills and assists that he nearly ended the game with a full set of items and eclipsed all of Fnatic in GPM, despite having less last hits than anyone on his team. Despite this, Fantic let him again take the Bounty Hunter in Game 2, still content to trade it for Riki, which had fallen flat in Game 1. This time the game was even more of a slaughter, as not only did Na'Vi again win their lanes quite easily with the help of SoNNeikO, they even had an Alchemist who was farming like mad in the meantime. SoNNeikO got a kill on nearly every gank, and used his ability to easily traverse the map to ensure that Fnatic could never rally for a comeback, and Na'Vi took the series 2-0 seemingly uncontested.

July 25, 2016

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SoNNeikO earned a 6/10/18 KDA during Na'Vi's defeat to Secret in the winner's finals to the Starladder StarSeries.

SoNNeikO's impact was limited during his defeat at the hands of Secret, thanks to his largely ineffective Phoenix pick in Game 1. While the pick had some virtue in theory - the attack speed slow that the flaming bird provides could well have proven disastrous to the Drow Ranger composition that Secret brought to bear - the reality fell far short. While he did get some reasonable Supernovas off during the game, he never managed to accomplish much more than that, as his frontline entered the mid game so weak from Na'Vi's bad early game that his Sun Ray was all but worthless, as no one on his team could withstand the damage from Secret long enough to make the heal worthwhile. While Game 2 saw him make a pivot to the much better Winter Wyvern, a nearly staple counterpick to the Drow Ranger strategy that Secret once again opted into, the result was similar. While he did manage to nearly turn the game with two incredible Winter's Curses that turned EternalEnvy and Arteezy against each other as they tried to siege the high ground, it wasn't enough to salvage the game on it's own and Secret would take the series from Na'Vi.

July 24, 2016

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Looking amazingly comfortable on Io, Sonneiko assisted Na'Vi in the masterful 2-0 victory over Evil Geniuses. With a combined 15,600 hero healing and a 6/3/26 KDA, Sonneiko showed why Na'Vi is well-rounded and a top-tier contender.

Supporting has never been the flashiest of roles but Sonneiko showed just how important it can be in Na'Vi's commanding 2-0 victory over Evil Geniuses. In Game 1, Sonneiko brought Io to the middle lane to support Ditya Ra's unstoppable Huskar. With an amazing 79 percent kill participation, Sonneiko ended Game 1 at a 3/3/20 KDA, being involved in 23 of 29 kills. He also boasted a massive 10,400 hero healing. In Game 2, Na'Vi looked absolutely unstoppable, partly shown by Sonneiko's perfect Io game. With a 3/0/6 KDA and 5,200 hero healing, Na'Vi won Game 2 in 15 minutes. Also noteworthy, Sonneiko's lane partner, Ditya Ra's Huskar had a perfect game at 4/0/5. If Na'Vi can keep up this performance, they should feel very confident going into their winner's final match against Team Secret.

July 17, 2016

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Sonneiko had a rough series in the 1-2 loss against Wings Gaming during The Summit 5 quarterfinals on Thursday. He ended the series with a 7/28/57 KDA.

For Game 1, Sonneiko supported Ditya Ra's Lycan as Wisp bottom. Sonneiko made commendable use of his Spirits throughout the game. Early on, he used them to zone Faith_bian's Clockwerk, giving Ditya Ra plenty of space to farm. Later on, his Spirits came in handy for dishing out huge damage when Relocating on top of enemy heroes with an ally. His performance wasn't without error, though, and when Na'Vi destroyed the Dire Ancient, Sonneiko had the second most deaths on his team. For Game 2, Sonneiko played Wisp again, supporting Ditya Ra in the Radiant off lane. They tried for an aggressive lane against Shadow's Drow Ranger. Initially they succeeded, but as Shadow put levels into his Gust, Sonneiko was less and less capable of providing the necessary momentum for him and Ditya Ra to win the lane. It was a slow decline for Sonneiko and Na'Vi until they ultimately ceded victory to Wings Gaming in Game 2. In Game 3, Sonneiko played Wisp for the third time in the series, again supporting Ditya Ra, but this time in the bottom safe lane. Faith_bian's Tidehunter was tough to pin down, and Sonneiko had a hard time zoning him out of lane. Difficulties continued throughout the match, and culminated in the loss of Game 3 and the series for Na'Vi.

July 16, 2016

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Sonneiko played a solid overall series in Na'Vi's 2-1 win over Fnatic at The Summit 5. He finished with an overall KDA of 11/18/52.

In Game 1, Sonneiko played Io in the Radiant middle lane. Thanks to his support, Ditya Ra was able to get a commanding early game gold lead. Sonneiko's constant healing negated any advantage that MidOne had because of range. His mid game Relocates gave Na'Vi a constant pick off advantage, even on heroes like Morphling and Puck. Sonneiko finished the game with a 4/5/10 KDA. Na'Vi won Game 1. In Game 2, Sonneiko played Bounty Hunter. He started out the game top with General's Dark Seer, using Ion Shell to secure two early kills. He stayed top for most of the early game, making Mushi's lane miserable. After getting Track at 10 minutes, Sonneiko quickly found a series of great kills getting Na'Vi right back into the game. Although he played a great early game, Sonneiko found himself falling off drastically going into the late game. Even the gold from Track gold wasn't enough to keep Na'Vi even vs Fnatic. He finished with a 5/5/13 KDA. Na'Vi lost Game 2. In Game 3, Sonneiko played Bounty Hunter again. He didn't get much done in the early game, taking a long time to hit level six. Even once he hit level six, it didn't even feel like Na'Vi had a Bounty Hunter on their team. He made up for it by providing excellent vision for his team the late game. Getting off multiple Tracks in every fight ensured that wins for Na'Vi extended their lead by even more. He finished with a 2/8/29 KDA. Na'Vi won Game 3.

July 15, 2016

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SoNNeikOplayed a solid series in Na'Vi's 2-0 win over Ad Finem at The Summit 5. He finished with an overall KDA of 7/15/47.

In Game 1 SoNNeikO played Elder Titan, starting in the rRadiant top off lane. His attempt to aggressively lane with Ditya Ra didn't go well. Ditya Ra's Terrorblade died twice in the first five minutes and SoNNeikO couldn't do anything to stop them. Fortunately, Dendi's Sand King play kept Na'Vi in the game. Although he didn't get to show off early, SoNNeikO brought it home for Na'Vi in the late game. His Natural Order gave them the edge they needed to take convincing fights in the ultra-late game, letting Na'Vi edge out a win from the brink of disaster. SoNNeikO finished with a 5/12/33 KDA. In Game 2 SoNNeikO played Oracle in the Radiant bottom safe lane. Despite having a good matchup against Dark Seer, he was unable to secure a kill. SoNNeikO was still able to make sure that Ditya Ra got the early gold and experience he needed. In fights he was able to get off some incredible saves with False Promise in tandem with ArtStyle's Dazzle Shallow Grave. The healing potential on Na'Vi was insane, making them very strong against Ad Finem. He finished with a 2/3/14 KDA. Na'Vi won Game 2.

June 11, 2016

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SoNNeikO played a very intelligent series in Natus Vincere's 2-1 victory over Alliance in the bottom bracket playoffs of The Manila Major. He finished with a KDA of 10/10/48 and chipped in with a barrack kill as well.

SoNNeikO would end up leading all comers in assists in this match as he played his heroes very well. His Game 1 Phoenix was solid in both damage and healing with 14,684 and 4,781, but the game would get away from Na'Vi as SoNNeikO became the focus of Alliance in the last two teamfights and would die three time in the last four minutes of the game. In just the second time in the playoffs, somebody would choose to play Oracle. The hero is fairly unpopular because he is one of the most difficult to play as his abilities can alter both enemy and ally alike. SoNNeikO did a great job of playing the hero, proving so with his 3/1/14 KDA for the game. The 6,045 in hero damage looks ridiculously small, but his ability to stop enemy heroes in their tracks and remove their buffs was unparalleled in terms of winning fights. This was huge in helping Na'Vi take Game 2, 27-19. In the deciding game, SoNNeikO played Bounty Hunter and true to form, played him anywhere and everywhere. He would again be last in hero damage, but used Track in order to give Na'Vi a significant advantage in gold. It was another well played match by SoNNeikO and Na'Vi would go on to win 34-11, advancing to the next round of the bottom bracket.

May 23, 2016

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In Natus Vincere's 2-1 victory over Virtus.pro at the DreamLeague Season 5 Finals on Saturday, SoNNeikO finished with a KDA of 16/20/58.

Game 1 started out and ended poorly for SoNNeikO, who played Bounty Hunter in the middle lane. Getting killed by a neutral creep after being set upon by God's Death Prophet didn't set a great tone for SoNNeikO. The game was a back-and-forth affair until about the 33-minute mark, where a series of teamfights decided the outcome. SoNNeikO would be killed in two of the last three teamfights, only managing to do 1,311 in hero damage combined. SoNNeikO was able to land his Shuriken Toss, getting five kills with it for the game, but it wasn't enough as SoNNeikO finished the 20-41 Game 1 loss with a KDA of 7/8/8. Changing it up a bit, SoNNeikO played Disruptor in Game 2, using the hero to roam and help to gank opponents. Disruptor's Static Storm is a powerful spell that silences all enemies within its range, and SoNNeikO was very accurate when throwing it down. This kept Virtus.pro's Dark Seer in check during teamfights, allowing the melee heroes of Na'Vi to go to work. Although the Disruptor was last on his team in terms of damage done with 8,978, his crowd control abilities more than turned the tide in favor of Na'Vi. SoNNeikO finished their 41-24 Game 2 win with an assist-laden KDA of 3/3/31. In Game 3, SoNNeikO played Disruptor again, this time in the bottom safe lane. Virtus.pro set upon SoNNeikO's Disruptor because of his Game 2 success, thinking that taking away his silencing ability would help secure a victory. However, while Virtus.pro was doing this, they were getting decimated by Artsyle's Enchantress and Dendi's Tinker. Playing the role of bait helped Na'Vi secure the win, with SoNNeikO finishing the game with a 6/9/19 KDA. Na'Vi will take on OG in the winner's bracket finals.

March 21, 2016

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Business as usual for Sonneiko as his strong support play earns a KDA of 10/20/34 in Natus Vincere's 2-1 win over Team Secret in the Dota 2 Pit Season 4 quarterfinals.

Game One was certainly one to forget for the Natus Vincere squad as they appeared out of sync and generally lackadaisical, leading to a Secret Game One victory. Sonneiko made little difference in the outcome as he played the support Oracle. Game Two went much more smoothly for both Sonneiko and Navi, with Sonneiko playing the roaming support Earth Spirit. Sonneiko spent much of his time mid lane assisting Dendi, making sure his lane mate had adequate space and even assisting in several early kills around the map. Sonneiko tallied 14 assists in the Game Two victory. Game Three saw Sonneiko playing a similar role, this time roaming as Bounty Hunter. Again Sonneiko spent much of his time middle, making sure Dendi was on track. Later in the game, Sonneiko was utilized mainly for his vision purposed setting up ganks around the map. Sonneiko tallied 13 assists in the decisive Game Three.